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Boston Bar to Host Program on JP Drug Lab Crisis

Monday, November 26, 2012

As the Jamaica Plain Drug Lab Crisis makes headlines across the nation, the Boston Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section will host a discussion on the implications for the legal community on Tuesday November 27 at 4 pm.

The distinguished panelists include:

  • Major James M. Connolly, (Deputy Division Commander for Forensic Services, State Police Crime Lab)
  • Anne Goldbach, (Forensic Services Director, Committee for Public Council Services)
  • David Meier, (Todd and Weld, Appointed by Gov. Patrick to oversee central office investigating drug lab crisis)
  • Christina Miller (Chief, District Courts and Community Prosecutions, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office)
  • Paul Treseler (Chief, Narcotics Case Integrity Unit, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office)
  • Nancy Wong Brooks (Forensic Chemistry Section Manager, State Police Drug Laboratory)

The impact of this crisis on all branches of government at state and federal level is immense. Speakers will discuss how we got to where we are, what the major players are doing to address the issues, and cases currently being litigated. Panelists will also consider options for future handling of forensic testing and systems in Massachusetts and processing of criminal cases involving forensic evidence.

This program will be held on Tuesday, November 27th from 4-6pm at the Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street in Boston. RSVP is required, click here.

Health Law Committees

  • Health Law Communications Committee
    This committee publishes information relevant to health law practitioners. If you are interested in an editorial position or publishing an article, please contact the Co-Chairs.

    Contact Information

    David N Sontag

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    (617) 667-1875

    Meghan M. Cosgrove

    Donoghue, Barrett & Singal, P.C.

    (617) 598-6700

    Jerome B. Tichner

    McDermott Will & Emery

    (617) 535-4000

    Colin J. Zick

    Foley Hoag LLP

    (617) 832-1275

  • Health Law Education Committee
    Help develop relevant and innovative educational sessions led by a diverse group of talented speakers who cover health law issues. This committee promotes and oversees the educational programs for the Health Law Section, including the monthly Brown Bag Lunch speaker series and several in-depth seminar programs.

    Contact Information

    Joel K. Goloskie

    (617) 771-1154

    Gary A. Rosenberg

    Verrill Dana LLP

    (617) 274-2846

    Jennifer Gallop

    Krokidas & Bluestein LLP

    (617) 482-7211

  • Health Law Membership Committee
    This committee aims to increase participation in the Section through outreach activities.

    Contact Information

    Christine G. Savage

    Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

    (617) 248-4084

    Leslie Joseph

    Mount Auburn Hospital

    (617) 499-5752

    Robin Amber Johnson

    The Health Law Group

    (617) 455-7331

  • Health Law Public Policy Committee
    The BBA is very active in legislative and regulatory changes. Health law attorneys are often asked to lend their expertise.

    Contact Information

    Edward J. Deangelo

    Commonwealth Health Insurance

    (617) 933-3091

    Erika Scibelli

  • Health Law Social Action Committee
    Take public service to a new level. Focusing on unique ways to engage members in the community, this committee is the proud publisher of the Children's Mental Health Guide and oversees other initiatives.

    Contact Information

    Michael David Beauvais

    Ropes & Gray LLP

    (617) 951-7601

    Catherine Annas

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    (617) 784-0147

  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.